An insightful exploration into the role of spirituality in
leadership. The contributors use thought-provoking examples to
expand the definition of leadership to include the development of
hospitable spaces for work life, services to both the organization
and the community, and personal development of individuals within
Leaders in business, public administration, and nonprofit
organizations will gain personal insights into applying spiritual
qualities such as justice, fortitude, and prudence to enhance
personal fulfillment in the workplace and to strengthen the
objectives and performance of their organizations.
"Whatever else one might say about leading, at its core it is a
matter of the heart and a reflection of the most basic elements of
human nature. Spirit at Work offers an exciting, creative, and
hopeful view of leadership that gives the spiritual dimension its
rightful place." —Walter F. Ulmer, president, Center for
"An important book on an aspect of leadership little discussed
and not easily articulated. Leaders will be grateful to Jay Conger
and his distinguished group of authors for illuminating this
critical componentthe spirituality of leadership--and inviting us
to join in the search for 'shared ground.'" —Frances
Hesselbein, president and CEO, the Peter F. Drucker Foundation
1. Introduction: Our Search for Spiritual Community. (Jay A.
2. Leading from Within: Out of the Shadow, Into the Light.
(Parker J. Palmer)
3. A Leader's Conscience: The Integrity and Spirtuality of
Vaclav Havel. (John C. Haughey, S.J.)
4. Leadership and Spirituality: A Quest for Reconciliation.
5. Spirited Connections: Learning to Tap the Spiritual Resources
in Our Lives and Work. (D. Susan Wisely, Elizabeth M. Lynn)
6. Partnering with God: Ignatian Spirituality and Leadership in
Groups. (Brian O. McDermott, S.J.)
7. What Leaders Cannot Do Without: The Spiritual Dimensions of
Leadership. (Rabi N. Kanungo, Manuel MAndonca)
8. Conclusion: Reuniting Spirituality and Work. (Jay A.